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Glossop police cadets get fire safety lesson
Thursday 21st December 2017 @ 10:53 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle New Mills News

Police cadets in Glossop have been learning about fire and road safety from fire crews in New Mills.

As part of the visit to New Mills Fire Station earlier this month, the crew staged a mock road traffic collision outside and showed the cadets what would happen if they needed to free someone who was trapped inside a car.

The cadets were able to find out more about how the emergency services work together at the scene of collisions, and about the role each service plays.

They also spoke about fire safety in the home and how to stay safe, and gave the cadets a chance to look around the fire station, and a fire engine, as well as giving them the chance to ask questions.

PCSO Lee Baker, of the Youth Engagement and Development Team for the High Peak, said: “Our cadets got a chance to see close-up how the fire service work to free someone who is trapped in their vehicle following a collision, and offered an insight into the role each emergency service plays at the scene of incidents such as this.

“They are also at an age where they are, or soon will be, riding mopeds or motorbikes or driving cars, so we also hope it will send out an important message about road safety. We would like to thank the fire crews at New Mills for offering our cadets this opportunity.”

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